Glasgow, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – May 1, 2008 – Web hosting and managed services company, iomart, has been selected by the Censorit Internet gaming safety service, to handle the company’s managed hosting.
Censorit provides a safe surfing experience for children using WiFi enabled gaming consoles such as Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP and portable media players such as the Apple iPod Touch.
Using the web based portal, parents can monitor their child’s internet usage, action unblockme requests from their child – where the child feels they should have access to a website that has been blocked – and manage their personalised blacklists and whitelists.
Dan Makin, the Founder of Censorit noted, ”The great thing about the system is that there is no requirement to download huge software files or install complicated programmes. Internet access is simply channelled through the Censorit system and the child doesn’t notice any difference until they try to access something inappropriate.”
Prior to Censorit’s launch, Dan selected iomart as his IT partner to provide the entire end to end managed hosting service for the product.
Mr. Makin remarked, ”For me iomart immediately stood out from other providers because quite simply they were there when I needed them. They’ve been very, very helpful from day one. The backbone of our company basically relies on iomart – if the servers go down the entire solution is offline and that simply cannot happen.”
As a result, not only does Censorit rely on iomart’s ability to provide a seamless service, but so do its customers. Any glitch in service which resulted in a failure of the filters could lead to some very unhappy customers.
Mr. Makin added, ”Clearly this was a serious question for me in the beginning, but iomart’s data centres are fantastically well-equipped and there are so many layers of contingency built into their systems that any concerns I had were very quickly allayed.”
Sarah Haran, Managing Director, iomart, commented, ”We are delighted to have been chosen by Censorit as their hosting partner for this innovative and much needed child safety solution. We have over 10 years experience in delivering large scale ‘always on’ type services so we understand just how critical zero downtime is to a product such as Censorit’s, and are pleased that we have been given the opportunity to demonstrate this. ”
Mr. Makin concluded, ”I’ve always felt that iomart has taken a real interest in the business, and believe me – as someone who has significant experience in the data centre industry, that’s a rare thing indeed.”
This customer acquisition comes on the heels of iomart being selected by an undisclosed major telecom operator, to provide managed data center facilities, in a 5 year contract. The contract is worth a minimum of 6.75m pounds, excluding the cost of power. Further revenues may be generated from the provision of additional managed services.
iomart entered the data center market in March 2007, with the purchase of 4 non operational data centres in London, Glasgow, Leicester and Nottingham. Following a refurbishment program, the company can now offer over 3,500m2 of high specification, secure and fully redundant data centre space. iomart is of the belief that it now holds a unique position in the managed services and hosting market, it that it can genuinely offer the ‘one source’ or ‘end to end’ approach. By combining a decade’s experience in managing large scale mission critical hosting infrastructures with the operation of its own data centre network, it can guarantee its clients total accountability.
Founded in 1998, iomart provides services from virtualization, to colocation, and full server room outsourcing, along with a full range of managed hosting services. Each service is tailored to suit client’s exact requirements. iomart is recognized as one of Europe’s largest and most established data center facilities, hosting and managed services provider.
To learn more, please visit: www.iomart.com.